IPL 2021, Match 16: RCB vs RR, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones
Glenn Maxwell is only 1 maximum away from completing 100 IPL sixes.
Updated - Apr 21, 2021 8:56 pm
Royal Challengers Bangalore have made an incredible start to their campaign in IPL 2021 winning 3 consecutive matches so far. They will now take on Rajasthan Royals on 22nd April at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This will be the first time this season when RCB will be playing a match out of Chennai. They have defeated Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad this year.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have lost 2 of the three matches played till now. Their only win has come against Delhi Capitals. Young pacer Chetan Sakariya has been impressive for the Rajasthan team this season. RR crumbled in the chase against CSK in the last game. They will be hoping for a good comeback against RCB.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers before the start of the IPL clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajashtan Royals:
Head to Head: In the previous meets in IPL, RR and RCB have been neck and neck against each other. They have won 10 games against each other among the 23 matches played.
200 – This will be the 200th IPL game of RCB. They will become the second team after Mumbai Indians (207) to play 200 games in the league.
26 – AB de Villiers has scored 4974 runs in 159 innings so far. He needs 26 more runs to complete 5000 IPL runs, and become the second overseas player after David Warner to reach this landmark.
99 – Glenn Maxwell has aggregated 1681 runs in 82 IPL innings. He has smacked 99 sixes in the league and is only 1 maximum away from reaching the 100-mark.
51 – Virat Kohli has scored 5949 runs in IPL and needs 51 more runs to become the first player to complete 6000 runs in IPL history.
648 – AB de Villiers has scored the most runs (648) against Rajasthan Royals in IPL at an average of 46.28 and strike rate of 146.60.
4 – Shreyas Gopal might come back into the playing XI for RR in this game given his impeccable record against Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in IPL. He has dismissed AB de Villiers 4 times in space of 34 balls, and Virat Kohli 3 times in 28 balls.
5 – Yuzvendra Chahal has dismissed RR captain Sanju Samson 5 times in 33 balls giving away only 30 runs. He will be a big threat to the most important batsman of Rajasthan.